We’d suggest that in the future wars will be fought not on the battlefield but on social media, but it looks like it’s already happening. It was weird enough watching officials from Norway and Denmark squabble online over which country was the true homeland of trolls, but now Russia and Ukraine are getting into it.
As Twitchy reported, Russia’s official Twitter account responded to a new batch of sanctions signed into law by President Trump by issuing a sort of threat, accompanied by what looks like an ad for a Renaissance fair. We’re going to go ahead and assume these aren’t the same people who “hacked” the 2016 election with their mad computer skills.
— РоссиЯ 🇷🇺 (@Russia) August 2, 2017
Now Ukraine has jumped in, choosing to troll Russia over its threat that America will perish by sanctions if that’s the route it chooses to take. Oh, and they included a South Park GIF to illustrate their point.
If you'd respected international law, you would've avoided sanctions & would've been sending missions to Mars now, not running with sticks pic.twitter.com/sNJ02LeNwY
— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) August 2, 2017
And… That's a SICK burn from Ukraine. https://t.co/KqbHxDFQJf
— Aretha's Fax Machine (@MvelaseP) August 2, 2017
That is quite a burn.
— Anton 🇮🇩 (@axadxx) August 2, 2017
Not only are two countries arguing via Twitter again, but they're now using South Park gifs… https://t.co/O9Sg3Dkq6h
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) August 2, 2017
— Aaron Bandler (@bandlersbanter) August 2, 2017
We are in the weirdest fucking timeline.
— SwiftOnSecurity v34 (@SwiftOnSecurity) August 2, 2017
What is even happening https://t.co/z3LzBaU15f
— Amanda Bell (@AmandaJuneBell) August 2, 2017
They should at least use their own toon characters
— The Virg Podcast (@The_Virg_) August 2, 2017
We have the best toon characters. MAGA!
— TheFederalist Tweets (@federalistmemes) August 2, 2017
— Gingerific (@mchastain81) August 2, 2017
The year is 2017. International diplomacy is now decided through snarky twitter comebacks. https://t.co/6jCjdBeP44
— Riyu Banerjee (@DGriyu) August 2, 2017
what a time to be alive https://t.co/zi7ywjrGYc
— Rick Klau (@rklau) August 2, 2017
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‘Did we sanction Renaissance fairs?’ Russia strikes back against sanctions with hard-hitting folk festival video https://t.co/Okc4gCRA4q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 2, 2017